As we all know UNIX is very good for nice, common tasks like shooting yourself in your foot.
% ls foot.c foot.h foot.o toe.c toe.h toe.o % rm * .o rm: .o: No such file or directory % ls %
This is a slightly more elaborate tool which does something very similar (credits Peter da Silva):
echo=: daddy=$$ while true; do du -s * | sort -n | ( total=0 while read blocks victim; do total=`expr $total + $blocks` done case $total in 0) echo "No more crap on the disk!"; kill $daddy; exit;; 1) s="";; *) s=s;; esac $echo "$total block$s of crap on the disk." $echo "" echo "$total block$s of crap on the disk," echo "$total block$s of crap," echo "Take $blocks down and feed them to /dev/null" rm -rf $victim ) echo=echo done
[ published on Sun 11.01.2004 22:57 | filed in interests/comp | ]